Inframail FTP Server NLST Command Remote Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 18587


The remote FTP server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack.


The remote host is running the FTP server component of Inframail, a commercial suite of network servers from Infradig Systems.

According to its banner, the installed version of Inframail suffers from a buffer overflow vulnerability that arises when the FTP server component processes an NLST command with an excessively long argument (around 102400 bytes). Successful exploitation will cause the service to crash and may allow arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to Inframail 7.12 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18587

File Name: inframail_as_ftp_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 6/29/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: ftp/ncftpd, ftp/msftpd, ftp/fw1ftpd, ftp/vxftpd

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/27/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2085

BID: 14077